|Victoria Park as viewed from our hotel room|
From contemporary to traditional
Swindon Book Co., Ltd
13-15 Lock Road, Tsimshatsui
Kowloon, Hong Kong
After Hong Kong's Times Square and the unexpected pleasure of Page One books, we hoofed it back toward our hotel in the Causeway Bay area. Before going up to our room, however, we decided to take a side trip through Victoria Park, a lovely area that comprised the majority of the view from our room. I was savoring the opportunity to wear a t-shirt, cropped pants, and flip flops in the middle of February and wished to augment that joy with a close-up look at the park's palms, unfamiliar exotic trees, blooming azaleas, and various tropical flowers whose names I don't know. A tranquil respite from the fast-paced city, Victoria Park is paradoxically nestled in the midst of skyscrapers, highways, and the busy harbour.
As I stood at the main desk making my final purchases, Norman appeared again providing me the opportunity to thank him for his help and tell him how much I had enjoyed my visit to Swindon Book Co. I told him that to me his bookstore felt very scholarly and British, to which he smiled broadly and replied,
See Hong Kong, Part IV.